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1 U Daytona Beach, Fla. June 22, 1959 Max Brown, Editor Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate Charles Town, W. Va. Dear Editor: Here's a letter to ,tell a lt,ttle about what's going on in the ~South. I and Al~bert Pulse headed rom Charles Town to Ki.tty Hawk N. C. by way of No~folk last Sun- day, We spen~t our first night in 'the upper end of Cape Hatteras National Park. Tl~As ,beach park is a,bout 80 miles long is being dev- eloped as a mission 66 project. "I~'at is a ,project ,to be complet- ed by 1966. There is free ferry service so that a person can go south of Hatteras to Oracroke, Which is mostly uninh~bited bu.t witch miles of nice beach and tour- ist fa~ih~ties. We saw the memor- ial ,at a big sand dune at Kitty Hawk where .the first successful airplane flight was made by the Wrigt~t Brothers then we headed vest and saw the lost colony on Raleigh Island. Here the first Eng ]ish ch,ild was bor~ in America. Her name was from her father's name Dare and t~e Virginia Col- ony. It was Virginia Dare. Sir Waiter Raleigh established a col- ony here but i.t failed. All the in- habitants vanished wi,thout a ~vace. From there we headed west to ~ashington, N. C. and took U. S. Route 17 south through Charles- ~on, S. C. and Savannah, Oa. O~ne thing that impresses me is the way ,~hat roads are being improv- ed south of W. Va. Ano~er thing :I apPreciate is standard gime ~rom W. Va. ~to Key West, Fla. From ~avannah, Ga. ,we made it to Jacksonville, Bta. and 'thence ito St. Auguztine, Fla. and on to Cocoa, Fla. We passed over some new interstate ,highways a~ Jack- sonville and it was very nice. A't Cocoa Beach, Fla. I found 4 new motels had gone up since I le:~t there last July 4. A year ago there ere a 1,000 motel rooms in Cocoa Beach now. One of these motels cost $1,500,000. A few business had failed and many new ones are ,being started or ,already start over half built on artificial fill pur~ped o,~t of bhe ocean. The mm I ed. They are finally four la~ning ~he road bebween Cape Caraveral and Patrick Air~orce Base. The C latter is vehere airplanes are loca- ted and a big technical Labora- tory. We headed soutJh from Cocoa Beach towards Fort Pierce and ~henee over the sun~l~ne state parkway to Miami and the ever- glades National Park. We had a very unusual e~perience just after we got on the ~turn, pike. We stop- ped to change drivers az~d a Plot- .ida state patrolman called Albert , Pulse''~ back ~o his car. He sai~i that we fi~t~ted the description of the Coyle Brothers Who had killed a cop in Philadel,phia, Pa. and were seen Sn 'Massachuse~tes. "A~er much questioning this patrolman took a clip out of his sub-mach- ine gun wenich was ready ~to fire and let us ,be on our wayr As an e~planation o~ne of the Coyle Bro @hers was shot and the other cap- ured in Massaohuset~es the new day. The .Everglades National Park was installing shor~ board walks to v~ew wild life and other im- provements as well. From here we .took off ~o Key West ~t,he same day as our arrlva~l. Our first ~ig~ there winds and heavy seas caused $10,000 damage to a new beach under construe- .tion. They have built a few miles of 4 la,ne highway down there ,too. We plcked up some conch s~ells Which were washed up on a street by the heavy seas. These shells are in a large spiral shape and very prebty inside. We learned_ ~that i took 700 mens lives to get ~the railroad .to Key West in 1915. A hurricane washed out 40' miles of ,track in 1935, so ~the railroad ,was abandoned. An over seas ,high way which was completed 3 years later in 1938 utilized fine old rail- road bridges. This same ~ailroad Com,pany bultt a large concrete hotel in Key West i~ to promote 4x)urist business. It was the first ~hotel ~Jn Key West ,and is still being used for 'tourist and a hur- ricane shelter 1 needed. Key West is the only place in the 48 state U. S. to have no fro~'t. I,t's lowest temperature was 41 degrees and ithe highes~ was 98 degrees. It is g, W[ ARE READY AHD EQUIPP[D TO TAKE CARl OF YOUR I I HERE'S WHERE YOU ALWAYS GET THE i VERY TOP CASH PRICES. WE BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL LIKE OUR SERVICE AND YOU'LL FIND US READY TO TAKE CARE O OF YOUR GRAIN AT ANY TIME. Home O~ "Over.Ths.Tof' Fltdi Ckarl Town, W. Vs. Phone & 74 Discontinuing housekeeping, I will sell at my home in Middleway, Jefferson County, W. Va., on SATURDAY, JULY 11, 1959, BEGINNING AT 11:00 O'CLOCK A. M. (D.S.T.) ANTIQUE and MODERN FURNITURE Mahogany Pedestal Table, Mahogany Sideboard, Latrobe Stove, Shaving Glass, Mahogany Wardrobe, Gilt Framed Mirror with Marble Wall Base; Mahog- any Chest of Drawers, Tear Drop Stand, 4 Caned Adams Chairs, 6 Wooden Bottom Chairs, Several Very Old Chairs, 2 Old Clocks, Walnut Hall Rack, 3 Old Trunks, Piano, Chest, Lamps, Mahogany Sofa, Pine Cupboard, Large Pine Medical Breakfront, Wooden Bed, Franklin Stove. Box Stoves, Dishes, Glass, Number of Books, Bottles, Baskets, Jugs. All of the above is Very Old. Oak Extension Table with Leaves; Oak China highest point is only 14 feet above sea level. From Key West we ~ack.tracked ~o M~ami. Here we saw the wreck age from he tornado which bi.t t~hem wi,t~h estimated wi,~ds of over 300 m. p. h. It had turned a ram- bler car right over on its ~op and practically totally ruined some 'houses. They had a record 7 inch rain for June with i